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Happy New ABA Year!
Beginning September 1, ABA officially began a new association year. To celebrate, join the new LPM Section Chair, Micah Buchdahl, and other LPM members this October for the LPM Fall Meeting. Taking place in St. Maarten, October 14 - 17, the LPM Fall Meeting is the perfect opportunity for members to learn more about the Section and participate in Section activities. Go to for more information.

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Can law firms truly differentiate themselves from the competition in these dour economic times? The short answer, experts agree, is yes. In fact, firms that manage to do so have a big advantage in an economic downturn.

Learn to differentiate yourself and your firm in the upcoming issue of Law Practice magazine.

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Early Bird Deadline Extended Through Labor Day for ABA Law Firm Marketing Strategies Conference!
Take advantage of the early bird extension and register at the low rate of $595 while discount pricing is still available.

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You'll find a variety of fully customizable forms that will help you run your office more efficiently - from partnership agreements, contracts, and client engagement letters to more specialized forms in highly relevant areas such as electronic evidence and discovery.

Meetings and CLE

LPM offers meetings and CLE opportunities geared to help you with the business of practicing law. Take a look at our upcoming opportunities, and don’t miss your chance to learn AND network.

"Third Thursday" CLE Teleconference Series - Preventing or Responding to Potential Employee Embezzlement at Law Firms | September 17
Presenters experienced in addressing law firm embezzlement will discuss what firms can and should do to prevent embezzlement, as well as what a firm should do when it suspects an employee has stolen from the firm. Registration opening soon!

Free Webinar - From Boomers to Millennials: Intergenerational Issues in the Workplace | October 6
The landscape of the workplace is changing, and the legal profession is no exception. Indeed, relationships between employees of different generations are sometimes more pronounced in the often tradition-bound legal workplace. For more information and to register online, visit
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LPM Fall Meeting - St. Maarten | October 14 - 17
Begin the new ABA year by taking an active role in LPM. Members are invited to attend planning meetings and network with other members. Reserve your housing by September 14 to receive the LPM room rate and don’t miss the registration deadline of September 30.

ABA Law Firm Marketing Strategies Conference - Philadelphia | November 12 - 13
With 1.1 million lawyers in the United States, law firms are facing more competition, a shrinking market, and changing rules. Register by the final early bird deadline, September 7, and learn to differentiate yourself and your firm.

ABA TECHSHOW 2010 - New Web Site! - Chicago | March 25 - 27
The 24th annual ABA TECHSHOW educates lawyers and legal professionals through three days of CLE sessions and a two-day EXPO. Visit the new site at and for details about the March conference.

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